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Vint Cerf on Why Programmers Don't Join the ACM

Thud457 open access journals, not F'in guilds (147 comments)

Yeah, knowledge should be freely disseminated.
We've got a hard enough time keeping the brutals at bay as it is.

What are these guys a bunch of scientologists?

1 hour ago

How Gygax Lost Control of TSR and D&D

Thud457 Re:I still don't get it... (181 comments)

protip : surprisingly enough, /. properly renders < , > and & in comments.

1371+40 < (2761-(1371+40))+700
1371+40 < 1350+700

2 days ago

The Misleading Fliers Comcast Used To Kill Off a Local Internet Competitor

Thud457 Re:Get used to this... (248 comments)

1. The Fuck Comcast vote should have been enough to pass this in the first place.
2. It doesn't matter how much our corporate citizens spend trying to educate the electorate if, in the end, they vote their own conscience.
3. Those postcards are a hoot. It's like the worst parody of grandma-scaring (tm) GOP, ever. What sort of idiots would fall for that? Idiots that deserve to be raped by Comcast & SBC for eternity (or 99 years).
4. Why can't the government just include suitable performance metrics and penalties for failing to meet them when handing out the franchise? Including a regular review cycle? Oh, that's right stupidity and greed, par for the course.

2 days ago

Stanford Team Creates Stable Lithium Anode Using Honeycomb Film

Thud457 you people think small (117 comments)

With Google on the cusp of self-driving cars, we'll just have just-in-time in-transit recharging. They'll just line up like baby ducklings following mama and plug into each other.

2 days ago

Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

Thud457 non sequisquirrel (719 comments)

You're at the club and some jackass compiler spills variables all over your girlfriend? Of course you're gonna be an asshole and get in their face. It doesn't matter how many optimizations he has turned on.

3 days ago

Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate

Thud457 your reality is ludicrous (374 comments)

No joke.

The Famous Senate Restaurant Bean Soup Recipe

2 pounds dried navy beans
four quarts hot water
1 1/2 pounds smoked ham hocks
1 onion, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
salt and pepper to taste

Wash the navy beans and run hot water through them until they are slightly whitened. Place beans into pot with hot water. Add ham hocks and simmer approximately three hours in a covered pot, stirring occasionally. Remove ham hocks and set aside to cool. Dice meat and return to soup. Lightly brown the onion in butter. Add to soup. Before serving, bring to a boil and season with salt and pepper. Serves 8.

You are correct, they like it with a lot of pork. /snrk

about a week ago

Two Cities Ask the FCC To Preempt State Laws Banning Municipal Fiber Internet

Thud457 bigger than Steve Jobs. ? (198 comments)

Did you see dear leader on The Colbert Report last night?!!! /swoon

I'm sure that story will wander its way to /. in a few days.

(Just poking fun at /.'s mancrush on EM. I think it's nice that a few billionaires are willing to spend a little of their money on nerd projects like Musk, Bezos, Cameron.)

about a week ago

Two Cities Ask the FCC To Preempt State Laws Banning Municipal Fiber Internet

Thud457 recoiling in disgust is not the same as apathy (198 comments)

Then run for office yourself.

Have you seen the caliber of psychopathic nimrods that run for office?
That's beneath me.

about a week ago

Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

Thud457 whence slashdot tags? (885 comments)

I went to tag this nerdrage story as slashdot's daily 2minutesofhate and couldn't find where to tag it anymore. Is that something they broke for slashdot beta?!!

about a week ago

A Warm-Feeling Wooden Keyboard (Video)

Thud457 dial IBM model M for MURDER (82 comments)

Remember old black and white detective movies where a IBM model M was used as a murder weapon?

neither do I.
Must've been somebody else.

about a week ago

Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

Thud457 got his spherical organs mixed up (546 comments)

If you go in for Lasik but they end up operating on your balls, I think there's a real problem there.

That's why not Zoidberg. That right there.

about a week ago

Ebola Outbreak Continues To Expand

Thud457 fortress Kamchatka (167 comments)

still waiting for the President of Madagascar to shut down everything.

about a week ago

Dropbox Head Responds To Snowden Claims About Privacy

Thud457 know them by their acts (176 comments)

Fair and balanced, mon frere...
Journalistic integrity requires we present both sides of the story: the facts, and my distortions, half-truths, propaganda and outright lies.
It's only fair.

about a week ago

Researchers Print Electronic Memory On Paper

Thud457 my LASER's bigger than yours! (78 comments)

QR codes are write once and take a lot of processing power to read, the article is talking about reusable, electronically accessible memory.

Obviously written by someone without a powerful enough LASER.
All you need is a webcam, a LASER and proper archival media.

about a week ago

Autonomous Sea-Robot Survives Massive Typhoon

Thud457 Re:Is this an achievement? (47 comments)

What good is an autonomous submersible on a full moon night in the Rocky Mountain winter? This whole story is ridiculous.

about a week ago

Researchers Test Developer Biometrics To Predict Buggy Code

Thud457 who the hell wrote this crap?!! (89 comments)

well duh, that vein on my forehead starts to throb and my eye starts to twitch when I read dumb code.

oh wait, that was my commit

about a week ago



Ron Paul Exposed As White Supremacist By Anonymous

Thud457 Thud457 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Thud457 (234763) writes "Hackivist group Anonymous has announced that not only have they decimated the websites of avowed White Supremacist group American Third Position (A3P) during Operation Blitzkrieg but, in the process, they claim to have accidentally uncovered close ties between the racist group and Ron Paul. Not just the Ron Paul campaign, but Ron Paul himself."
Link to Original Source

shooting triggers lockdown of HP & Apple campu

Thud457 Thud457 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Thud457 (234763) writes "A disgruntled employee at a quarry shot eight people and fled through the HP campus, carjacking a HP contractor. The Apple & HP campuses were locked down Wednesday while a police manhunt tried to locate the suspect."
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"Atlas Shrugged" movie flops at box office

Thud457 Thud457 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Thud457 (234763) writes "The movie adaptation of Ayn Rand's beloved children's fairytale failed to cover it's filming costs in it's opening (and presumably only) week in theaters this weekend. Tea partiers will just have to wait for part II to go direct to netflix.

I predict 9999 comments, all at -1, troll for this story."

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Goatse Security warns of iPad user data risk

Thud457 Thud457 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Thud457 (234763) writes "oh dear, goatse is now submitting security alerts to IT websites.
nice (?) to see the classics still have legs.

Vulnerability research firm Goatse Security claims to have found a security flaw in AT&T's protocols that exposes the personal data of more than 114,000 iPad buyers.


Link to Original Source



This must be preserved for the ages!

Thud457 Thud457 writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Zoo keeper mauled to death 'after defecating on tiger'

A young Chinese tiger keeper has been mauled to death after apparently trying to defecate on one of his big cats.

The 19-year-old appears to have climbed the railings of the Bengal tiger cage and pulled his trousers down.

Evidence at the scene of the death at the Jinan animal park included toilet paper, excrement and a trouser belt.

Zoo officials think Xu Xiaodong either slipped into the cage or was pulled in by one of the four angry tigers.

According to the South China Morning Post, the man told a co-worker he needed to go to the toilet but police were called when he failed to return.

They found his body lying on the ground surrounded by tigers. The teenager had reportedly been bitten in the neck and was covered in blood.

Police believe Xu climbed the wall of a partially constructed building used to raise the tigers to relieve himself. They said the smell probably caused the tigers to pounce.

You can see more stories about tigers and zoos on Ananova, or read our Animal attacks file.

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